Often philosophers are not happy just exposing a point, sometimes they feel like trying their hand at writing fiction. Instead of rambling on about the topic at hand the philosopher decides to deliver the message as [[AnAesop Aesops]] through the characters.

The protagonist in these stories usually starts out as no more illuminated than the rest of us [[YouSuck lowly humans]], but at some point the inner workings of the world became obvious to him. This may come about with the help of a mentor, deep meditation and self-understanding or some other reason.

Compare with AuthorTract where the main point is the fiction and the author's views seep into it.
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!! Writers with this particular style:

* AlbertCamus
* Creator/HermanHesse
* Soren Kierkegaard
* Mylan Kundera
* Creator/CSLewis
* Creator/NiccoloMachiavelli
* Creator/FriedrichNietzsche
* Creator/{{Plato}}
* Creator/AynRand
* Jean-Paul Sartre
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!! Individual works of this kind

* ''SophiesWorld''
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